Dem senator calls on Trump to stick to economic promises

Dem senator calls on Trump to stick to economic promises
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Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownTrump pick for Fed seat takes bipartisan fire On The Money: Deficit spikes 25 percent through January | Mnuchin declines to say why Trump pulled Treasury nominee who oversaw Roger Stone case | Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts Mnuchin defends Treasury regulations on GOP tax law MORE (D-Ohio) has called on President-elect Donald Trump to take action to protect workers in the Buckeye State by prioritizing their needs over proposals put forth by the GOP establishment.

“Ohio families will watch to see if the new president follows the billionaire agenda of the Republican leadership in Washington, which has called for overturning a new rule that increases overtime pay for many workers — an action that would strip thousands of dollars in wages from 130,000 of Ohio’s moderate-income workers,” Brown wrote in a New York Times op-ed.

The Ohio Democrat added that Trump would also be judged on whether he will support a raise in the minimum wage. Trump over the summer backed a $10 federal minimum wage, but said states should take the lead on the issue.


Brown called on Trump to stick to his pledge of eliminating unfair trade deals and renegotiating others that have room for improvement.

“Workers will expect the president to keep his promise of a trade agenda that puts their jobs above corporate profits,” he wrote. “And they will scrutinize whether he will throw in with Washington’s moneyed interests at the expense of middle-class and working-class families."

"If President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE takes the likely path that almost all Washington Republicans hope — tax cuts for the rich, an easing up on Wall Street, more voter suppression — Ohio workers will feel betrayed,” Brown continued. “Again. And they will respond."